Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census

Census subdivision of Aurora, T - Ontario

Map of Aurora, T (shaded in green), Ontario

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Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A: Aurora, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Chart A description: Aurora, T - Population, 2011 and 2006 censuses

Prov. rank
40
Nat. rank
95

In 2011, Aurora (Town) had a population of 53,203, representing a percentage change of 11.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%.

Land area is 49.78 square kilometres with a population density of 1,068.8 persons per square kilometre. This compares to the provincial land area of 908,607.67 square kilometres with a population density of 14.1 persons per square kilometre.

In 2011, Aurora (Town) had 17,691 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 13.0%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increased 7.1%.

Aurora (Town) is part of the census metropolitan area of Toronto.

Population and dwelling counts

Aurora (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions

Table 1 Aurora (Town) – Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Richmond Hill, Ont. T 185,541 162,704 14.0
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ont. T 37,628 24,390 54.3
Newmarket, Ont. T 79,978 74,295 7.6
King, Ont. TP 19,899 19,487 2.1

Ontario – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Table 2 Ontario – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Milton T 84,362 53,889 A 56.5
Whitchurch-Stouffville T 37,628 24,390 54.3
Ajax T 109,600 90,167 21.6
Brampton CY 523,911 433,806 20.8
Vaughan CY 288,301 238,866 20.7

Ontario – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Table 3 Ontario – Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth, population change, 2006 to 2011
Census subdivision (CSD) name CSD type Population
2011 2006 % change
Thunder Bay, Unorganized NO 5,909 6,585 -10.3
Hearst T 5,090 5,620 -9.4
Dryden CY 7,617 8,195 -7.1
The Blue Mountains T 6,453 6,825 -5.5

Age and sex

Aurora, T – Age distribution

Table 4 Aurora, T – Age distributions by broad age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
0 to 14 19.6% 20.5% 18.7%
15 to 64 69.8% 70.3% 69.4%
65 and over 10.6% 9.2% 11.9%

In 2011, the percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Aurora, T was 10.6%, compared with a national percentage of 14.8%. The percentage of the working age population (15 to 64) was 69.8% and the percentage of children aged 0 to 14 was 19.6%. In comparison, the national percentages were 68.5% for the population aged 15 to 64 and 16.7% for the population aged 0 to 14.

Aurora, T – Population by broad age groups and sex

Table 5 Aurora, T – Population by broad age groups, sex and population change between 2006 and 2011, 2006 to 2011 censuses
Broad age groups by sex Population
2011 2006 change % change
Both sexes
Total 53,205 47,630 5,575 11.7
0 to 14 10,410 10,560 -150 -1.4
15 to 64 37,155 32,845 4,310 13.1
65 and over 5,635 4,225 1,410 33.4
Males
Total 25,830 23,220 2,610 11.2
0 to 14 5,285 5,450 -165 -3.0
15 to 64 18,160 16,045 2,115 13.2
65 and over 2,385 1,725 660 38.3
Females
Total 27,370 24,410 2,960 12.1
0 to 14 5,125 5,110 15 0.3
15 to 64 19,000 16,800 2,200 13.1
65 and over 3,250 2,500 750 30.0

Aurora, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex

Table 6 Aurora, T – Population by five-year age groups and sex, 2011 Census
Age groups Both sexes Males Females
Total - Age groups 53,205 25,830 27,370
0 to 4 years 2,970 1,515 1,450
5 to 9 years 3,445 1,730 1,710
10 to 14 years 4,000 2,040 1,955
15 to 19 years 4,480 2,420 2,060
20 to 24 years 3,535 1,795 1,740
25 to 29 years 2,320 1,185 1,135
30 to 34 years 2,655 1,195 1,460
35 to 39 years 3,590 1,645 1,945
40 to 44 years 4,425 2,075 2,360
45 to 49 years 5,180 2,475 2,705
50 to 54 years 4,830 2,350 2,475
55 to 59 years 3,530 1,745 1,790
60 to 64 years 2,615 1,275 1,340
65 to 69 years 1,665 805 865
70 to 74 years 1,230 565 670
75 to 79 years 1,025 445 580
80 to 84 years 830 330 500
85 years and over 880 245 640
Median age 39.5 38.3 40.5

Aurora, T – Median age1 of the population

In 2011, the median age in Aurora, T was 39.5 years. In comparison, the median age of Ontario was 40.4 years.

Table 7 Canada, Ontario and Aurora, T – Median age, 2006 and 2011 censuses
  Median age
2006 2011
Canada 39.5 40.6
Ontario 39.0 40.4
Aurora, T 37.2 39.5

Families and households

In 2011, the number of census families2 in Aurora was 15,065, which represents a change of 13.7% from 2006. This compares to a growth rate for Canada of 5.5% over the same period.


In Aurora, 78.0% of census families were married couples in 2011, while 7.8% were common-law-couples and 14.2% were lone-parent families.

Aurora – Family structure

Table 8 Canada, Ontario, CSD of Aurora, T and neighbouring census subdivisions – Distribution of census families by family structure, 2011 Census
Geographic name Total families Married-couple families Common-law-couple families Lone-parent families % change, census families, 2006 to 2011
number % number % number %
Canada  9,389,695 6,293,950 67.0 1,567,905 16.7 1,527,840 16.3 5.5
Ontario  3,612,205 2,612,890 72.3 394,670 10.9 604,645 16.7 5.5
Aurora, T 15,065 11,750 78.0 1,175 7.8 2,135 14.2 13.7
Richmond Hill, T 52,925 43,605 82.4 2,230 4.2 7,085 13.4 14.9
Whitchurch-Stouffville, T 11,210 9,060 80.8 970 8.7 1,180 10.5 57.3
Newmarket, T 22,505 16,665 74.1 2,040 9.1 3,795 16.9 8.4
King, TP 5,745 4,720 82.2 445 7.7 580 10.1 3.3

Aurora – Presence of children within couple families

Among couples (married and common-law) in the census subdivision of Aurora, 62.1% were couples with children aged 24 and under at home. In comparison, as a whole, 46.9% of couples in Canada had children aged 24 and under at home.

Presence of children within couple families
* Children aged 24 and under at home
Married couples with children * 7,530
Married couples without children * 4,220
Common-law-couples with children * 505
Common-law-couples without children * 675

Aurora – Marital status

In Aurora, 61.4% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (55.9%) or living with a common-law partner (5.5%).

The remaining 38.6% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single (never-married), separated, divorced or widowed.

Note: Percentages may not total 100 percent due to random rounding.

Table 9 Canada, Ontario, Aurora, T – Population 15 years and older by marital status, 2011 Census
Marital status Aurora, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Population 15 years and over 42,795 100.0 10,671,050 100.0 27,869,345 100.0
Married or living with a common-law partner 26,265 61.4 6,158,605 57.7 16,084,490 57.7
Married (and not separated) 23,910 55.9 5,367,400 50.3 12,941,965 46.4
Living common-law 2,355 5.5 791,210 7.4 3,142,525 11.3
Not married and not living with a common-law partner 16,530 38.6 4,512,440 42.3 11,784,855 42.3
Single (never legally married) 11,405 26.7 2,985,020 28.0 7,816,045 28.0
Separated 1,070 2.5 319,805 3.0 698,245 2.5
Divorced 2,130 5.0 593,730 5.6 1,686,035 6.0
Widowed 1,920 4.5 613,880 5.8 1,584,525 5.7

Aurora – Types of private households

There were 17,695 private households3 in Aurora in 2011, a change of 13.0% from 2006. Of these, 43.9% of households were comprised of couples with children aged 24 and under at home, a change of 8.4% compared with five years earlier.

Table 10 Canada, Ontario, Aurora, T – Distribution of households by household type, 2011 Census
Household type4 Aurora, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total private households 17,695 100.0 4,887,505 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Couple-family households with children
aged 24 and under at home5
7,770 43.9 1,402,420 28.7 3,524,915 26.5
Couple-family households without children
aged 24 and under at home6
4,505 25.5 1,408,120 28.8 3,935,540 29.5
Lone-parent family households7 1,955 11.0 535,825 11.0 1,375,450 10.3
One-person households 2,740 15.5 1,230,980 25.2 3,673,310 27.6
Multiple family households8 405 2.3 128,660 2.6 268,060 2.0
Other households9 315 1.8 181,500 3.7 543,340 4.1

Aurora – Structural type of dwelling

In Aurora, 61.5% of private households lived in single-detached houses and 3.9% lived in apartments in buildings that have five or more storeys. The rest lived in other types of dwelling structures.

Table 11 Canada, Ontario, Aurora, T – Distribution of private households by structural type of dwelling, 2011 Census
Structural type of dwelling Aurora, T Ontario Canada
number % number % number %
Total - Structural type of dwelling 17,690 100.0 4,887,510 100.0 13,320,615 100.0
Single-detached house 10,885 61.5 2,718,880 55.6 7,329,150 55.0
Semi-detached house 1,415 8.0 279,470 5.7 646,240 4.9
Row house 2,950 16.7 415,230 8.5 791,600 5.9
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 695 3.9 789,975 16.2 1,234,770 9.3
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1,120 6.3 498,160 10.2 2,397,555 18.0
Apartment, duplex 620 3.5 160,460 3.3 704,485 5.3
Other single-attached house10 5 0.0 9,535 0.2 33,310 0.3
Movable dwelling11 5 0.0 15,795 0.3 183,510 1.4

Language

Aurora, T – Mother tongue

Chart J: Aurora, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Chart J description: Aurora, T - Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home

Note: Counts for mother tongue as well as those for language spoken most often at home include single responses only.

In Aurora, 73.7% of the population reported English only as mother tongue, 1.4% reported French only, and 22.9% reported a non-official language only, in 2011. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 68.2% for English only, 3.9% for French only and 25.7% for only non-official languages.

In 2011, 85.7% of the population spoke only English most often at home, 0.5% spoke only French and 10.5% spoke only a non-official language. In comparison, the provincial / territorial percentages were 79.0% for only English, 2.2% for only French and 14.4% for only a non-official language.

Table 12 Aurora, T – Mother tongue and language spoken most often at home, 2011 Census
Selected languages Mother tongue Language spoken most often at home
number % number %
Total 52,790 100.0 52,790 100.0
English 38,885 73.7 45,215 85.7
French 750 1.4 290 0.5
Non-official language 12,105 22.9 5,520 10.5
Multiple responses 1,050 2.0 1,770 3.4
Table 13 Aurora, T – Mother-tongue retention, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Mother-tongue retention12
(in percentage)
Total retention; language spoken at home at least on a regular basis Complete retention; language spoken most often at home Partial retention; language spoken at home on a regular basis
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
English 99.7 99.4 0.3
French 62.2 33.2 29.0
Non-official language 75.5 51.1 24.5

Aurora, T – Non-official languages

In Aurora, the three most common mother tongues were Italian (2.6%), Russian (2.4%) and Persian (Farsi) (1.8%), in 2011. In comparison, the most common mother tongues at the provincial / territorial level were Italian (2.1%), Chinese, n.o.s. (1.6%) and Cantonese (1.5%).

Table 14 Aurora, T – The most common non-official-language mother tongues, 2011 Census
Mother tongue Number Percentage of non-official language mother-tongue population Percentage of total population
Note: Counts for mother tongue and home language include single response of a language as well as multiple responses of a language with English and/or French.
Italian 1,390 10.7 2.6
Russian 1,260 9.7 2.4
Persian (Farsi) 960 7.4 1.8
Chinese, n.o.s. 880 6.8 1.7
Spanish 805 6.2 1.5

Aurora, T – Bilingualism

Table 15 Aurora, T – Rate of English-French bilingualism by mother tongue and age groups, 2011 Census
Age groups Mother tongue
Total English French Non-official language
Note: Counts for mother tongue include single responses only. Consequently, the total excludes multiple responses.
Total 9.3 8.1 92.0 8.1
0 to 19 11.8 10.4 93.1 14.9
20 to 44 9.9 9.5 92.7 7.3
45 to 64 7.5 5.7 94.6 6.9
65 and over 6.0 3.8 87.0 5.2
Table 16 Aurora, T – Knowledge of official languages, 2011 Census
Knowledge of official languages Number Percentage
Total 52,790 100.0
English only 46,960 89.0
French only 30 0.1
English and French 5,075 9.6
Neither English nor French 725 1.4

Symbols:

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not applicable
excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
A
adjusted figure due to boundary change. For further information, refer to Content considerations.
E
use with caution. For further information, refer to Cautionary note.


Source:

Statistics Canada. 2012. Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011004. Ottawa, Ontario. Analytical products, 2011 Census. Last updated October 24, 2012.
 

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